We braved Christmas alone this year and spent it together, just the 3 of us, in Austin. Much to my surprise, we had a great time! Watching your child open presents and LOVE them is the best feeling ever. She was so excited and understood the concept. We had French Dip sandwiches on Christmas Eve, read Christmas stories, and watched the old school Mickey Mouse version of A Christmas Carol. On Christmas Day we went for a run to the park, let Mia play, cooked a turkey and made all the fixings to go with it, watched movies (and some sports for me..:)), and had a great time. 2 days later, we took it all down and prepared for the trip west for an extended stay in Utah.
The day after we got to my mom and dads, we had our family Christmas morning and it was so great for everyone to be there. My brothers had their girlfriends with them and it was nice and white outside. Here are some pics from that morning.